17-YO’s Startup Recycles 10 Tonnes of Plastic Everyday, Turning it into Fabric

Good News Notes: “In 2019, reports estimated that over 3.3 million metric tonnes of plastic wound up in landfills across India. However, to reduce the burden on the environment, Aditya Banger (17) a resident of Bhilwara, Rajasthan has started recycling plastic bottles, wrappers and covers to make fabric. “The process takes one or two days but the…

How to fight microplastic pollution with magnets

Good News Notes: “As a child, Fionn Ferreira spent hours exploring the coastline near his hometown of Ballydehob in south-west Ireland. But the more time he spent on the sheltered, shingle-strewn coves nearby, he grew increasingly shocked by the large amounts of plastic litter he found strewn across the beach and in the sea. “It…

Eastman joins forces with P&G to ‘eliminate plastic waste’

Good News Notes: “Eastman Renew materials are made via the company’s patented molecular recycling technologies using plastic scrap that otherwise would end up in landfill. This advanced approach is said to complement traditional recycling, thus expanding the types and volume of plastics eligible for recycling. P&G patented its own advanced recycling process several years ago,…

MU, MoDOT to use recycled plastic to resurface Stadium Boulevard

Good News Notes: “Although plastic isnotoriously difficult to recycle, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri Department of Transportation for a potential use of large volumes of waste plastic in road material. A section of Stadium Boulevard will be resurfaced using the waste plastic in the asphalt mixture sometime…

Green Planet Group’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Healing the Earth – Growing Faster, Growing Cleaner

Good News Notes: “Green Planet Group, Inc. (OTC PINK:GNPG), an emerging leader in green technology, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Healing the Earth’s revolutionary organic farming system creates almost 60,000 carbon credits annually. “It’s important to us that not only are we aligning our interests with President Biden’s pledge to reach net-zero emissions…

New discovery: Scientists turn plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring

Good News Notes: “While the world is slowly taking small steps to reduce plastic consumption, it becomes more and more evident how global plastic pollution has alarming effects on humans, wildlife, and the environment.  Plastics lose their material value after one use, which is why it is important to find more ways to upcycle them…

Community recycling program turns plastic films, bags into composite benches

Good News Notes: “A NexTrex recycling program turns plastic films that are typically hard to recycle into a composite bench for community organizations. The Rotary Club of Summit County became involved with the program this year, and the town of Silverthorne is now looking to follow suit. Mike Spry, Silverthorne Town Council and Rotary Club member, presented…

Snack Packaging Engineered for Negative Carbon Footprint

Good News Notes:  “Carbon footprint was crucial to the co-founders of Impact Snacks, who set out to make a positive impact on consumers and on the environment in merging no less than three trends: good-for-you superfood snack bars, sustainably optimized product packaging, and direct-to-consumer delivery. The 100% plant-based products launched last September after a year-long…

No sun or soil: Local farm uses technology to grow sustainable produce

Good News Notes: “A local farm leads the way in growing sustainable produce seen on store shelves. Robots control the operations at 80 Acres Farms in Hamilton. “I really do believe this is something different,” Noah Zelkind, Director of Business Development said. “Here we grow food and we grow really healthy food sustainability.” The 70,000…

Timberland Launches Upcycling Program to Extend its Products’ Lifecycles

Good News Notes: “Timberland will launch ReCircled, a recycling and upcycling program that will fuel the retailer’s circular design and development cycle. The initiative is a major step in Timberland’s goal of having a net positive impact on nature by 2030, through reuse and promotion of regenerative farming practices. Starting in August 2021, ReCircled will let…